Stress is poison and it pervades all walks of life irrespective of age and occupation. Stress is generally a consequence of too much work or tension, but the conditions it leads to can be truly vile. It causes hypertension, obesity, diabetes and of course, cardiac arrests and nervous breakdowns. Though there are many self-help books that teach people how to deal with stress and beat it at its intention, the problem is that when a person is stressed, it becomes quite a challenge to muster the motivation of going out and finding a relief and recourse for oneself. And this lack of motivation can pull a person deeper into the maze of stress. This is where the importance of friends and relatives kicks in. Can you ever let your loved ones fall in the trap of this pervasive evil? You can save your friend, boss, mentor or family from this satanic stress. A number of wonderful things that exist for the purpose of fighting stress also make for excellent gifts. Read on for perfect gift ideas for stressed people.
Best Gifts For Stressed People
Scented Bathing Gifts
Shower gels, scented shampoos, soothing scrubs, and fragrant lotions make for great and inexpensive gifts. A bath that comprises of all such soothing agents is like a huge pampering delight. Following up the nice, warm and relaxing bath with smooth and scented lotions reminds the friend that there are well wishers caring for him or her in the world.
The best way to relieve stress has always been a hearty laugh. So, in order to relieve friends off their moping and brooding stressed-out state, buy them a laughing riot. But before you go thinking about which joke book to buy or which joke site to recommend, think twice. Some dumb jokes are not what create a healing laughter. For healing a person of stress, the best option is funny but sensible literature. Another way is to gift your friend his or her favourite comedy movie or series.
Music has its ways. Whether you are walking, sleeping, jogging or driving, you can always make up time for listening to music. So make it the next item on your distressing shopping list for your friend. Buy him/her what he/she likes, but make sure that the music is cheerful. He/she might just want to listen to the gloomy ones taking the sad state of affairs into consideration, but that isn’t what you’d want a stressed friend to listen to.
Stress Relief Toys & Games
Obvious yet excellent gifts! Stress relief toys can be puzzles, stress balls, stretchy flyers and Rubik's Cube. Stress relieving games can be puzzle games, word power, action games or even simple Sudoku series. These games work the brain and distract people from their current state of dismalness, thereby making them more relaxed and stable.
One thing that works almost invariably at relieving an individual’s stress levels is a massage. So, either you can buy your friend a massage in some good local salon or do-it-yourself or go by the most convenient and durable option - buy him/her a head massager.
Another thing that works beautifully at de-stressing is a good night sleep. But since you can’t really buy him/her sleep (or even sleeping pills for that matter), go buy for the person some great-quality sheets with a high thread count. This might sound boring, but cozy sheets can really pamper your friend with the soft touch and gentle coolness.